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Mission and Diakonia Historical Research

Research group manager

Ellen Vea Rosnes

Responsible units(s)

Faculty of Theology, Diaconia and Leadership Studies
Centre of Mission and Global Studies


Mission and Diakonia Historical Research is a research group related to the Mission and Diakonia Archives ( at VID Specialized University (, and other relevant archives. The aim is to focus on the potential to conduct research in these historical archives. The research group works across disciplines, faculties, institutions and is international in its focus. The group consists of researchers who work in archival management and/ or who have a historical approach to the fields of mission, diaconia, health and media. The research group has a joint scholarly focus, the historical, and a multidisciplinary approach. The group is a forum where researchers within mission- and diaconia history can exchange scholarly work. Further, it explores theoretical and methodological approaches to mission- and diakonia historical research. The research group aims to improve cooperation across the different faculties at VID Specialized University and to involve external and international research environments. The aim is to develop research projects based on historical archives.